West Salem Elementary

Public K-5

 520 N Bruffey St
       Salem, VA  24153-2598


 (540) 387-2503

 School Website

District: Salem City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
426th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.5
Number of students:  439

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.3%
African American:
6.4%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.8%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, West Salem Elementary ranked better than 61.3% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Salem City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.26. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details West Salem Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Salem City Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (89.3%), African American (6.4%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 30.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Salem City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Salem Elementary is 16.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Salem City Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare West Salem Elementary employs 26.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

West Salem Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks West Salem Elementary 426th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See West Salem Elementary in the ranking list.)

Salem City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Salem City Public Schools 44th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Salem Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 71.15 250th 1062 76.5%
2006 77.19 160th 1071 85.1%
2007 70.16 274th 1083 74.7%
2008 71.87 243rd 1081 77.5%
2009 61.34 408th 1082 62.3%
2010 61.19 426th 1113 61.7%
2011 74.53 204th 1117 81.7%
2012 71.23 259th 1117 76.8%
2013 72.64 260th 1120 76.8%
2014 74.33 230th 1110 79.3%
2015 75.03 217th 1100 80.3%
2016 67.06 349th 1096 68.2%
2017 69.15 318th 1099 71.1%
2018 60.87 456th 1097 58.4%
2019 64.26 426th 1102 61.3%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for West Salem Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 391 386
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 409 404
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 424 424
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 441 436
1993 417 9 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1994 413 13 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1995 424 10 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1996 424 10 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1997 452 9 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1998 457 5 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 469
1999 443 11 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 461
2000 474 15 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2001 446 15 7 2 1 n/a n/a 0 471
2002 416 13 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2003 416 13 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2004 404 19 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 435
2005 383 21 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 415
2006 403 19 8 3 3 n/a n/a 0 436
2007 379 28 10 4 2 n/a n/a 1 424
2008 372 25 11 5 4 n/a n/a 1 418
2009 353 19 12 4 4 n/a n/a 2 394
2010 357 20 11 4 2 n/a n/a 5 399
2011 359 32 11 3 1 0 2 0 408
2012 362 21 11 8 0 0 13 0 415
2013 369 24 9 8 0 1 13 0 424
2014 357 18 7 9 0 1 12 0 404
2015 374 19 8 10 0 0 12 0 423
2016 356 18 9 6 0 0 8 0 397
2017 375 28 11 5 0 0 7 0 426
2018 392 28 4 4 0 0 11 0 439

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Salem Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 386 22.8 16.9 n/a
1990 404 23.8 16.9 n/a
1991 424 24.3 17.4 n/a
1992 436 24.7 17.6 n/a
1993 435 25.3 17.2 n/a
1994 432 18.5 n/a 11.6
1995 442 n/a 0.0 10.0
1996 442 n/a 0.0 10.0
1997 470 n/a 0.0 10.2
1998 469 n/a 0.0 10.7
1999 461 31.0 14.9 15.0
2000 491 n/a 0.0 14.7
2001 471 31.1 15.1 11.0
2002 437 40.6 10.8 14.0
2003 437 40.6 10.8 14.0
2004 435 37.6 11.6 n/a
2005 415 33.5 12.4 17.8
2006 436 33.0 13.2 18.3
2007 424 36.1 11.7 17.7
2008 418 26.1 16.0 16.8
2009 394 26.0 15.2 20.4
2010 399 24.0 16.6 20.8
2011 408 23.0 17.7 20.6
2012 415 24.0 17.2 24.3
2013 424 26.5 16.0 26.7
2014 404 26.7 15.1 27.7
2015 423 25.0 16.9 25.8
2016 397 25.0 15.8 21.4
2017 426 25.1 16.9 23.7
2018 439 26.5 16.5 30.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio West Salem Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 386 22.8 16.9 n/a
1990 404 23.8 16.9 n/a
1991 424 24.3 17.4 n/a
1992 436 24.7 17.6 n/a
1993 435 25.3 17.2 n/a
1994 432 18.5 n/a 11.6
1995 442 n/a 0.0 10.0
1996 442 n/a 0.0 10.0
1997 470 n/a 0.0 10.2
1998 469 n/a 0.0 10.7
1999 461 31.0 14.9 15.0
2000 491 n/a 0.0 14.7
2001 471 31.1 15.1 11.0
2002 437 40.6 10.8 14.0
2003 437 40.6 10.8 14.0
2004 435 37.6 11.6 n/a
2005 415 33.5 12.4 17.8
2006 436 33.0 13.2 18.3
2007 424 36.1 11.7 17.7
2008 418 26.1 16.0 16.8
2009 394 26.0 15.2 20.4
2010 399 24.0 16.6 20.8
2011 408 23.0 17.7 20.6
2012 415 24.0 17.2 24.3
2013 424 26.5 16.0 26.7
2014 404 26.7 15.1 27.7
2015 423 25.0 16.9 25.8
2016 397 25.0 15.8 21.4
2017 426 25.1 16.9 23.7
2018 439 26.5 16.5 30.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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